“The numbers do tell us, though, that we can and must oppose those who say that the city is dead, perhaps to push it further into the role of a theme park, merely a business investment… The ‘city that resists’, despite the difficult times, resists with open ideas and paths. This is why we cannot … More Venice Under 50,000 – City or Museum?
Poor service, overcrowding, insufficient staff. Alberto Cancian, a long-time pilot for the Venetian transportation company ACTV gives an insider’s account of a badly deteriorated situation. By Barbara Marengo 6 June 2022 [Ed. Note: I am publishing this article in the wake of ACTV’s recent announcement that it was increasing fees for tourists from 7.50 euro … More The Nightmare of Taking a Vaporetto
The idea is to attract innovative startups that can create jobs in the city for a future beyond the tourism monoculture. Guido Moltedo talks with Fabio Carrera, the promoter of the initiative. By Guido Moltedo, Founder and Editor of Ytali.com 4 July 2022 Ideas for making Venice a city of innovative businesses – part of … More An MIT Project to launch and locate Startups in Venice. A Discussion with Fabio Carrera.
There will be no first grade at the Montessori school on Giudecca – just the latest case of classrooms at risk in Venice By Eugenio Pendolini 25 June 2022 VENEZIA. Public schools are in retreat in Venice, yet another symptom of a city that is losing its population and where fewer and fewer children are … More Few children and low enrollments: schools in Venice are in retreat
“It is clear that this administration’s security policies have turned out to be a failure, and unfortunately the city of Mestre has not only become the capital for drugs, but also for overdose deaths.” Comments by Alessandro Ruffini – Security Manager for the PD Municipal Secretary and Monica Sambo, Municipal Secretary. 18 June 2022 The … More Sambo and Ruffini: “Brugnaro’s security policy has failed”
Flyers that look like the civic numbers appear in the middle of the night in Cannaregio. Calculations forecast less than 50,000 residents by the end of July By Eugenio Pendolini 25 May 2022 VENEZIA. Like one of the civic numbers, but which in this case is meant to indicate a death sentence for Venice that … More 49,999 residents. The blitz sounding the alarm about Venice
“If you are expecting culture and tradition you will find the exact opposite – in fact you’ll feel insulted. But what is worse is that the places where you will sleep, eat and shop have behind them sad stories of families that, in the name of “tourism”, have been exiled from the place where they … More Letter from an ex-Venetian: “Love Venice? Then don’t come to Venice.”
In a few years we have witnessed the dissipation and destruction of all the progress and successes achieved over decades of effort, experimentation, collaboration and social struggle that made the network of educational services the pride of the City of Venice, a “model” that was studied and imitated. By Monica Sambo 22 April 2022 Education … More The city’s public nursery schools, the pride of Venice, willfully destroyed by the Brugnaro administration
Owner of the historic Drogheria Mascari looks at the current situation with dismay: “Without residents there is no future” 16 April 2022 By T. Borz VENICE “The sounds, aromas, colors and the liveliness of a market that has been part of the history of Venice for a thousand year are gone”. Iginio “Gino” Mascari proudly … More Bitter Regrets at Rialto: Mascari – “The colors, aromas and tradition have disappeared”
The council’s resolution rearranges the spaces used by the stalls, bans vendors from selling prepared food, and provides for new curtains for the Pescheria. By Eugenio Pendolini 15 April 2022 VENICE. The number of fruit and vegetable stalls will be reduced, from the current 40 to 28, of which 24 are in the Erbaria area … More Twelve stalls removed and a ban on food sales: reorganization of the Rialto Market passes in Council